Posts Tagged ‘adaptive reuse’

» Project finished in Wheaton

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Rs2 Architects has finished an adaptive reuse project in downtown Wheaton. The two story brick building originally housed a retail farm implement store which dated back to Wheaton’s agricultural past. Recent tenants included a retail furniture store. Rs2 Architects has converted the occupancy use from retail to office space. The interior has been completely renovated. The original tin ceiling has been completely restored. Underneath soffits and exterior signage, the original leaded glass windows were uncovered and restored. A new custom fabricated kitchen for employee convenience was built by Mike Wilson of Hummingbird Woodworks. The second floor also has been completely renovated, new bathrooms and extensive restoration of the original mill work and flooring. The exterior has received a new bluestone patio, stone fireplace and ADA compliant entrance.




» Wheaton Adaptive Reuse – Construction Continues

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Construction continues on our adaptive reuse project in downtown Wheaton. This structure began its life over 100 years ago as a farm implement showroom, an indication of what was an agricultural Wheaton. Most recently it was occupied by a retail florist with two upstairs apartments. Our plans call for re-occupancy classification to office space for a financial company. Plans include an exterior walled bluestone patio with a wood burning masonry fireplace,  new electrical mechanical and plumbing  systems,  an emergency power generator and private parking in an expanded garage. Interior spaces will include the restoration of  the original hardwood floors as well as the recently uncovered original tin ceiling and leaded glass windows. The facility will also become ADA compliant with the addition of a ramp and new restrooms. Amenities for employees will also include a handcrafted kitchen by Hummingbird Woodworks of Glen Ellyn. Construction is expected to wrap up before December. 


» New Project in Wheaton

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010


RS2 Architects has begun a new adaptive reuse project for a 2 story masonry commercial building located in downtown Wheaton. This building was built in 1917 and used as a farm implement showroom. Plans include the conversion of the space for office use, and the removal of the exterior aluminum enclosure stairway. The main office space will include new ADA restrooms and a newly crafted kitchen space by Hummingbird Woodworks. The exterior will include a private brick walled courtyard with fireplace and a new ADA ramp. Construction is underway.